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hershey

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One just cannot make a blanket station that an RV will fit in any station. Those who travel using common sense will seek the station with the easiest enter/exit to eliminate the potential for an accident.


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Just too funny. I did not have rv net to teach me how to fuel, buy or locate a good fueling station. I took my big truck and big fiver on the road long before the internet .

Now after reading these posts, I Wonder how I made it?

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rockportrocket wrote:

Just too funny. I did not have rv net to teach me how to fuel, buy or locate a good fueling station. I took my big truck and big fiver on the road long before the internet .

Now after reading these posts, I Wonder how I made it?


I am the OP. First, I want to thank those who were earnest in providing sound advice. The others, who know who you are . . . well, let me tell you a thing or two. I am 73 years old. I have been towing boats since before I had a driver's license. Doing the math, that's well over half a century. Two things: There was never a time I could not see where the end of the boat was going while backing, making a turn, etc. But, something happened in the past few years. I bought a travel trailer - - and I became an old man. I may be a bit wiser now, but being quick on the draw is not my highest card. That includes a quick fuel stop while pulling a travel trailer. My grown kids and grandkids like my visits and no one is talking yet about taking away the keys to my truck. If I have a fault, it may be wanting to be a bit over cautious. Ergo, I asked for some advice about refueling. I did not expect to be punked about that. As I said: You know who you are. To the others, I am grateful. Respectfully, G. Oxner

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shutdown wrote:

For better or worse, i think this is another vote for a diesel. I always use the truck lanes. ya, some have 'auto diesel' but when i pull up the pumps i block off half of the lanes...IMHO its better to use the truck lanes and take only one pump.

When i had my gasser this was an issue for me...as others have said try the outskirts of town, exits with multipal stations we were always able to find something that worked.


I agree although this does not help the OP. Diesels have a greater range and require less stops in route. On closer trips there is no need to stop and refuel because of the extended range. On longer trips truck stops take the guesswork out of finding a station.
I have a not had any station finding issues since going diesel.


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How about a small tank in the bed of your truck so you don't have
to deal with refueling as often.
As far as getting nervous in tight places I think that is normal.

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gaox wrote:

rockportrocket wrote:

Just too funny. I did not have rv net to teach me how to fuel, buy or locate a good fueling station. I took my big truck and big fiver on the road long before the internet .

Now after reading these posts, I Wonder how I made it?


I am the OP. First, I want to thank those who were earnest in providing sound advice. The others, who know who you are . . . well, let me tell you a thing or two. I am 73 years old. I have been towing boats since before I had a driver's license. Doing the math, that's well over half a century. Two things: There was never a time I could not see where the end of the boat was going while backing, making a turn, etc. But, something happened in the past few years. I bought a travel trailer - - and I became an old man. I may be a bit wiser now, but being quick on the draw is not my highest card. That includes a quick fuel stop while pulling a travel trailer. My grown kids and grandkids like my visits and no one is talking yet about taking away the keys to my truck. If I have a fault, it may be wanting to be a bit over cautious. Ergo, I asked for some advice about refueling. I did not expect to be punked about that. As I said: You know who you are. To the others, I am grateful. Respectfully, G. Oxner

Very well said.

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Maybe you should not be pulling an rv.

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rockportrocket wrote:

Maybe you should not be pulling an rv.

Have you considered not being so rude?


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rockportrocket wrote:

Maybe you should not be pulling an rv.


Have you considered a 2-week bender?


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Geez, before this gets closed, good 4 you GAOX for having concerns and not being overconfident.

I can't overemphasize the value of continuing education for operating any motorized vehicle. And I mean that for ALL ages. AARP, Adult Ed. programs etc. offer defensive driving courses/classes. Check with your auto insurance company for programs in your area.
Many insurers offer a discount for satisfactory completion.

I learned little from driver ed 45 years ago becuz I knew more than anyone at age 15. Learned a lot, particularly defense from motorcycle classes 20 years ago, and a whole lot more, like "expect the expected" from commercial vehicle driving classes 6 yrs. ago.

I'm constantly on the lookout for uncertain drivers, and all too often see vehicles exiting the road and stopping to make their decision while half their vehicle(s) are still in a travel lane.

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